Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City, in conjunction with Susan G. Komen® & Merck,
are proud to present #impactKC15

The State of Breast Cancer in our Community and Beyond

5P to 8P | October 1, 2015 | Grand Street Cafe Event Space | 4740 Grand Avenue | KCMO

Hosted by: Cynthia Newsome | 41 Action News Midday Anchor | Breast Cancer Survivor

#impactKC15 will highlight and share with the public, Komen’s Continuum of IMPACT on our goal to put an end to breast cancer forever … from addressing identified community needs (education, screening, services, etc.) to public policy to funding cutting-edge scientific research.

The event will also be the official roll out of the results from our recently conducted comprehensive community needs assessment.  The needs assessment, that leads to our overall Community Profile, are conducted every four years and serve as the basis for our community grants program’s priorities.

The event will feature a panel discussion addressing questions regarding:

  • What are the highlights from the community needs assessment?
  • How have community grants have made a difference?
  • What is Komen’s scientific research grants program?
  • What’s happening in breast cancer prevention/risk reduction?
  • Why Clinical Trials are critical?
  • What’s happening with metastatic breast cancer?
  • And important Calls to ACTION: What can you do?!

In addition, Komen Kansas City staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide volunteer information; Pink Army (ambassador program) updates; breast health information and and allow guests a chance to go through the Connected for the Cure virtual reality experience.

#impactKC15 is an event for:

  • breast cancer survivors & co-survivors
  • healthcare professionals
  • researchers
  • cancer-related nonprofits
  • volunteers/members of the Pink Army
  • breast cancer community

This event is funded, in part, by a grant from Susan G. Komen (Our national headquarters) and by grants from MerckPfizer & The University of Kansas Cancer Center to create a research-related event that brings greater awareness and understanding of research and the critical need to support research to find better treatments, diagnoses, prevention and cures.

Information presented at #impactKC15:

Click to view the 2015 Komen KC Community Profile Executive Summary

Click to view the full 2015 Komen KC Community Profile Report

#impactKC15 Speaker Biographies Page 1

#impactKC15 Speaker Biographies Page 2

2015 Komen KC Who Are We Document

2015 Komen KC Funding Infographic

2015 Komen KC Community Profile Target Counties

2015 A Day in the Life of Susan G. Komen Community Health

2015 A Day in the Life of Susan G. Komen Scientific Research

2015 Susan G. Komen Research Grants Portfolio

Learn more about and/or sign up to be an Komen Advocate in Science: Click here!

#impactKC15 on Twitter: Click here!